Skip to comments.Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal [Valerie Plame........]
Posted on 08/12/2008 10:21:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:01pm EDT
By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public.
The Court of Appeals in Washington dealt another setback to the former spy, who has said her career was destroyed when officials blew her cover in 2003 to retaliate against her husband, Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson.
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Shame Scooter had to take the fall for that twit! Good on the Appeals Court!
When are we going to see arrests for leaking CIA ops to New York Times? When are we going to see firings for politicizing CIA?
and SHE WAS NOT COVERT, Her idiot husband was blabbing all over town that his wife was a CIA agent.
Hey B****. The guy who outed you is Richard Armitage. Big Time Liberal Democrat. I’m sure you’ll be filing suit soon, right?
“...former spy” ?
20,0000 front page newspapers articles on the Plame story, and the court found the case had no merit. Not counting the other 20,000 front page stories about Joe Wilson’s ‘investigation’ which ‘proved’ Iraq was not seeking yellow cake, well until we found it a huge stockpile of it.
OK, now can we prosecute Joe and Valerie for treason?
She sat at a desk in Langley for so long that the law that covers covert operators does not apply to her. She was a desk jockey, not a covert operator.
She should be charged the amount of cash that has been expended in tax payers money in both court time and in defense costs.
This self-serving bimbo needs to be told to shut up and deflate her ego to normal proportions.
In an age when most people loved this country, we probably could. But now since the country is split, it wouldn't go anywhere.
Government employees who engage in questionable acts, such as abusing prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility ...... cannot be held individually liable if they are carrying out official duties, the court said.
Oh, so Ex-PV1 England was wrongly prosecuted for her actions in Abu Ghraib? Nitwit judges...I'll bet this goof was a Clinton pick.
The left just keeps repeating this lie until they hope it is considered the truth. The only reason her name was brought up is someone asked why an anti-war liberal like Joe Wilson was sent to investigate the yellow cake claim, and the reply was that his wife worked at the CIA and she nominated him for the job. It was a legitimate question, and it discredited Joe Wilson as a liberal anti-war partisan who was sent because of his ties to the CIA—not as an objective person with the right qualifications.
The CIA is full of liberals who wanted the claim to be wrong and that is why they sent Joe Wilson, at his wife's recommendation. His wife is also a liberal, so the real crime here is the CIA was not doing its job properly and was playing politics.
Plame’s career has nothing to do with undercover work, and thus her career was not ruined by identifying her as the one who recommended her husband.
Note that the blurb takes the DNC line without mention of Richard Armitage.
From the brief article it appears that dumb-ass judges accepted too much of the Plamegate propaganda — why not say that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is known to have ‘leaked’ the Plame name, so the other parties named in the suit are irrelevant; dismiss them from consideration. Now in the Armitage case, state that the Deputy SECY. of State Armitage was trying to explain to a reporter why a dim bozo like Joe Wilson was sent on a sensitive mission for which he had no evident qualifications, and his CIA (not covert) wife was the only and obvious explanation!!
OK, from a legal standpoint I suppose it is necessary to focus upon govt. officials in the course of duties, etc. but now they have created a blanket exemption that’s so broad that it would seem to allow Abu Ghraib perps to do anything, etc. THAT could well be the basis of appeal to the SCOTUS??
Will this story ever die?
The whole affair was an attempt to manufacture a scandal where the DNC could find none.
How many convictions in the 8 years of the “bent one”?
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA
In the face of ~20K articles in papers all over the country painting pLame as a victim, this judge sees through the pLame sham, rules accordingly, and you call "idiot"?
I'll not jump to any conclusions and start painting you as a closet lib, but you're really going to have to get a little more on the ball, here, and explain where you're coming from in greater detail than you have.
From my position, I don't see where this ruling has the broad implications you seem to perceive that it has vis-a-vis government employees "carrying out official duties". But, granting that you may have a sound point, please elaborate; lay out your argument in full.
If you take the position that Libby 'blew' her cover, then you must also say Joe Wilson, Richard Armitage also 'blew' her covert status.
You must also logically conclude that the Judge/Jury in the Libby-case also 'blew' Plame's cover. In order for them to have made a finding that she was covert, she must have been secretly out of the country somewhere during the period of her Langley deskjob. It's the only way, under the law, that they could arrive at that conclusion.
Exactly who can levy a charge of treason? Can we make a citizens arrest?
BINGO! It was NOT a leak, it was an on purpose because she was not covert!
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public.
I guess we better put the DU folks on suicide watch, LOL!
Let's hope not. It should be remembered and constantly reminded to future high (and not so high) government officials (particularly with "R" after their names) of what can and will happen to "Kinder and Gentler", "Uniters, not Dividers" and those who are under the influence of "New Tone" while being tone deaf.
At the time the former ambassador traveled to Niger, the Intelligence Community did not have in its possession any actual documents on the alleged Niger-Iraq uranium deal, only second hand reporting of the deal.
The former ambassadors comments to reporters that the Niger-Iraq uranium documents may have been forged because the dates were wrong and the names were wrong, could not have been based on the former ambassadors actual experiences because the Intelligence Community did not have the documents at the time of the ambassadors trip.
In addition, nothing in the report from the former ambassadors trip said anything about documents having been forged or the names or dates in the reports having been incorrect. The former ambassador told Committee staff that he, in fact, did not have access to any of the names and dates in the CIAs reports and said he may have become confused about his own recollection after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported in March 2003 that the names and dates on the documents were not correct. Of note, the names and dates in the documents that the IAEA found to be incorrect were not names or dates included in the CIA reports.
Following the Vice Presidents review of an intelligence report regarding a possible uranium deal, he asked his briefer for the CIAs analysis of the issue. It was this request which generated Mr. Wilsons trip to Niger. The former ambassadors public comments suggesting that the Vice President had been briefed on the information gathered during his trip is not correct, however.
While the CIA responded to the Vice Presidents request for the Agencys analysis, they never provided the information gathered by the former Ambassador. The former ambassador, in an NBC Meet the Press interview on July 6, 2003, said, The office of the Vice President, I am absolutely convinced, received a very specific response to the question it asked and that response was based upon my trip out there.
The former ambassador was speaking on the basis of what he believed should have happened based on his former government experience, but he had no knowledge that this did happen.
These and other public comments from the former ambassador, such as comments that his report debunked the Niger-Iraq uranium story, were incorrect and have led to a distortion in the press and in the publics understanding of the facts surrounding the Niger-Iraq uranium story.
The Committee found that, for most analysts, the former ambassadors report lent more credibility, not less, to the reported Niger-Iraq uranium deal.
During Mr. Wilsons media blitz, he appeared on more than thirty television shows including entertainment venues. Time and again, Joe Wilson told anyone who would listen that the President had lied to the American people, that the Vice President had lied, and that he had debunked the claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.
As discussed in the Niger section of the report, not only did he NOT debunk the claim, he actually gave some intelligence analysts even more reason to believe that it may be true. I believed very strongly that it was important for the Committee to conclude publicly that many of the statements made by Ambassador Wilson were not only incorrect, but had no basis in fact.
In an interview with Committee staff, Mr. Wilson was asked how he knew some of the things he was stating publicly with such confidence.
On at least two occasions he admitted that he had no direct knowledge to support some of his claims and that he was drawing on either unrelated past experiences or no information at all.
For example, when asked how he knew that the Intelligence Community had rejected the possibility of a Niger-Iraq uranium deal, as he wrote in his book, he told Committee staff that his assertion may have involved a little literary flair.
The former Ambassador, either by design or through ignorance, gave the American people and, for that matter, the world a version of events that was inaccurate, unsubstantiated, and misleading. http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/congress/2004_rpt/iraq-wmd-intell_pat-roberts.htm
It is worse than a shame, it is a crime. It will be worse if Bush does not give Libby a FULL PARDON when he leaves office, along with Ramos and Compean.